Nome Airport

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Nome Airport
(former Marks Air Force Base)
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IATA: OMEICAO: PAOMFAA LID: OME
WMO: 70200
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Serves Nome, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 37 ft / 11 m
Coordinates 64°30′44″N 165°26′43″W / 64.51222°N 165.44528°W / 64.51222; -165.44528
Map
OME is located in Alaska
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Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 6,001 1,829 Asphalt
3/21 5,576 1,700 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 28,000
Based aircraft 71
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Nome Airport (IATA: OMEICAO: PAOMFAA LID: OME) is a state owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) west of the central business district of Nome, a city in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 59,984 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[2] 54,994 enplanements in 2009, and 56,658 in 2010.[3] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[4]

The State of Alaska also operates Nome City Field (FAA LID: 94Z), a public general aviation airfield located one nautical mile (1.85 km) north of the city.[5][6]

History[edit]

In World War II, the civilian Nome Airport shared use of the runway with Marks Army Airfield for transfer of Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union and in 1942, for air defense of the western coast of Alaska. Marks AAF units included the 404th Bombardment Squadron (July 18–28, 1942) of the 28th Bombardment Group and the 56th Fighter Squadron (June 20 – October 20, 1942) of the 54th Fighter Group. On August 15, 1947, the Arctic Indoctrination Survival School (colloquially known as "Cool School") was formed at Marks Army Air Base.[7]

Renamed Marks Air Force Base in 1948, the military installation was used as a fighter-interceptor forward base until they were pulled back to Galena Airport. Marks AFB closed in 1950 and an air base squadron was at Nome Airport until December 1956.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Nome Airport resides at elevation of 37 feet (11 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways with asphalt surfaces: Runway 10/28 is 6,001 by 150 feet (1,829 x 46 m) and Runway 3/21 is 5,576 by 150 feet (1,700 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending January 1, 2010, the airport had 28,000 aircraft operations, an average of 76 per day: 54% air taxi, 36% general aviation, 5% scheduled commercial, and 5% military. At that time there were 71 aircraft based at this airport: 72% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 7% helicopter, and 4% military.[1]

Free parking is available at the airport.

Airlines and non-stop destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Alaska Airlines Anchorage
Arctic Transportation Services Brevig Mission, Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Savoonga, Shishmaref, Teller, Unalakleet, Wales, White Mountain
Bering Air Brevig Mission, Council, Diomede (seasonal, winter only) Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Kotzebue, Koyuk, Port Clarence, Saint Michael, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Stebbins, Teller, Tin City, Unalakeet, Wales, White Mountain,[8]

Charter: Anadyr, Provideniya

Ravn Alaska Elim, Gambell, Galena, Golovin, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Stebbins, White Mountain, Brevig Mission, Teller, Wales, Unalakeet
Evergreen Helicopters Diomede, Wales
Miami Air International Seasonal: Anchorage, Vancouver, Miami

Airport Pizza[edit]

Located near the airport is a pizza restaurant named Airport Pizza. The pizza parlor is famous for its use of Bering Air flights to deliver pizza for free to far-flung Alaskan villages.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for OME (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 94Z (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  6. ^ Nome Alaska Economy and Transportation
  7. ^ (Hist, AAC, 1946-1947, p. 94; Maxwell, Hist, AAC, 1948, p. 59.) http://www.alaskawingcaf.org/Alaska%20Heritage/August%2013-19.pdf "under the leadership of Capt Harold W. Strong. Plans called for it to be manned by 9 officers and 42 enlisted with the students limited to 60 a week. The training was directed to air crews with subjects taught on survival on sea ice and tundra."
  8. ^ Bering Air: Nome Flight Schedule. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  9. ^ http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/alaska/kodiak-nome-and-the-bush/review-471134.html

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